What's on in July

Sydney Metropolitan

Winterlight 2019 | Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta | 5 July – 21 July

Prince Alfred Square is turning the coldest month of the year into a winter wonderland, complete with an open ice skating rink!

After you glide through the skating rink, there are market stalls serving treats, live and local musicians, amusement rides and even circus skills workshops. Think fire dancers, stilt walkers, and pop art! There will even be themed nights for Date Night and Winterlight Neon Night.

Tickets to the ice rink start at $23 with extras and ride coupons also available. Check out the website for tickets and more information.

Christmas in July Village and Bastille Festival | The Rocks and Circular Quay | 11 July – 14 July

Have you ever wanted to visit Europe for Christmas? A French inspired Christmas market will be making its way to Argyle Street in The Rocks for the Christmas in July Village.

There will be snow machines and a pop up ice rink, as well as traditional chalets flying in from France to serve up winter warming treats. The markets will open all day from 10am to 11pm, with a slightly earlier finish on Sunday at 9pm.

The Christmas in July Village is part of the renowned Bastille Festival celebrated in Circular Quay. The Bastille Festival will also run from 11 July to 14 July, and you can expect movie screenings, live concert performances and dinner masterclasses.

Both events are free to enter with additional activities for purchase and more information on their website.

Cartographica | Customs House | Until 1 September

Cartography is the art and science of designing maps. Even though their purpose has stayed the same throughout time, the designing of maps has evolved.

Customs House is showcasing maps created from the power of human observation and awareness, all before the age of personal technological devices. Visit Customs House and see Sydney through the eyes of many different people who have lived here.

Head over to the website for more details on this free exhibition.

Muriel’s Wedding the Musical | Sydney Lyric Theatre | 29 June – 28 July

The Sydney Theatre Company is bringing back Muriel this winter with Muriel’s Wedding the Musical!

Performed at Sydney Lyric Theatre, the show has won many awards since the release of its movie.

Tickets start at $59 for a mid-week screening.

Crab Curry Sundays | Lankan Filling Station | Sunday 28 July

Calling all seafood lovers! Enjoy a crab curry feast on the last Sunday of every month at the Lankan Filling Station.

The meal is a set menu and designed with 10 accompaniment dishes. There are two sittings throughout the day with the first at noon and the second at 2.30pm. To top it off, you can enjoy your meal knowing it’s been sustainably sourced to serve high quality food while reducing carbon footprints and helping Sri Lankan small-hold farmers.

The price is $60 per person and bookings are essential.

Other top picks for July:

WhatWhen
Zirk! Russia’s Big Top Circus
State of Origin Final
Smash Sydney Manga and Anime Show Carriageworks Winter Night Market Sweet Expo
Skating at Sydney Festival
3 – 21 July
10 July
13 – 14 July
19 July
27 – 28 July
28 June – 21 July

Regional NSW

Hunter Valley Cheese and Chocolate Festival | Hope Estate, Hunter Valley | 6 July – 7 July

Have you ever heard of grape stomping? The Hunter Valley Cheese and Chocolate Festival is back again this July! For a second year there will be food trucks, food demonstrations, masterclasses, live entertainment, and even grape stomping.

If you decide to go for a VIP ticket or Hamper package, you can get additional access to cheese, cold meats and salads.

Tickets start at $27 with more details about stalls and what’s available on the website.

Leeton Art Deco Festival | Leeton | 12 July – 14 July

Leeton Art Deco Festival is returning this July for everyone to enjoy! Films, musicals, culture and crime stories that focus on the 1920’s and 1930’s time period will be on display for three days only.

The festival will take place around the Western Riverina, Roxy Theatre and Art Deco buildings. Head to their website for the full program and to get tickets at a range of prices, some of them free!

Alpaca Magic | Sutton | Every weekend

For those of you who have always wanted to see an alpaca or foal, head on over to Alpaca Magic in Sutton! At just under three hours away from Sydney by car, there are also workshops and classes available.

Head over to the website for more details and prices varying on the activity.

Sydney Metropolitan

Winterlight 2019 | Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta | 5 July – 21 July

Prince Alfred Square is turning the coldest month of the year into a winter wonderland, complete with an open ice skating rink!

After you glide through the skating rink, there are market stalls serving treats, live and local musicians, amusement rides and even circus skills workshops. Think fire dancers, stilt walkers, and pop art! There will even be themed nights for Date Night and Winterlight Neon Night.

Tickets to the ice rink start at $23 with extras and ride coupons also available. Check out the website for tickets and more information.

Christmas in July Village and Bastille Festival | The Rocks and Circular Quay | 11 July – 14 July

Have you ever wanted to visit Europe for Christmas? A French inspired Christmas market will be making its way to Argyle Street in The Rocks for the Christmas in July Village.

There will be snow machines and a pop up ice rink, as well as traditional chalets flying in from France to serve up winter warming treats. The markets will open all day from 10am to 11pm, with a slightly earlier finish on Sunday at 9pm.

The Christmas in July Village is part of the renowned Bastille Festival celebrated in Circular Quay. The Bastille Festival will also run from 11 July to 14 July, and you can expect movie screenings, live concert performances and dinner masterclasses.

Both events are free to enter with additional activities for purchase and more information on their website.

Cartographica | Customs House | Until 1 September

Cartography is the art and science of designing maps. Even though their purpose has stayed the same throughout time, the designing of maps has evolved.

Customs House is showcasing maps created from the power of human observation and awareness, all before the age of personal technological devices. Visit Customs House and see Sydney through the eyes of many different people who have lived here.

Head over to the website for more details on this free exhibition.

Muriel’s Wedding the Musical | Sydney Lyric Theatre | 29 June – 28 July

The Sydney Theatre Company is bringing back Muriel this winter with Muriel’s Wedding the Musical!

Performed at Sydney Lyric Theatre, the show has won many awards since the release of its movie.

Tickets start at $59 for a mid-week screening.

Crab Curry Sundays | Lankan Filling Station | Sunday 28 July

Calling all seafood lovers! Enjoy a crab curry feast on the last Sunday of every month at the Lankan Filling Station.

The meal is a set menu and designed with 10 accompaniment dishes. There are two sittings throughout the day with the first at noon and the second at 2.30pm. To top it off, you can enjoy your meal knowing it’s been sustainably sourced to serve high quality food while reducing carbon footprints and helping Sri Lankan small-hold farmers.

The price is $60 per person and bookings are essential.

Other top picks for July:

WhatWhen
Zirk! Russia’s Big Top Circus
State of Origin Final
Smash Sydney Manga and Anime Show Carriageworks Winter Night Market Sweet Expo
Skating at Sydney Festival
3 – 21 July
10 July
13 – 14 July
19 July
27 – 28 July
28 June – 21 July

Regional NSW

Hunter Valley Cheese and Chocolate Festival | Hope Estate, Hunter Valley | 6 July – 7 July

Have you ever heard of grape stomping? The Hunter Valley Cheese and Chocolate Festival is back again this July! For a second year there will be food trucks, food demonstrations, masterclasses, live entertainment, and even grape stomping.

If you decide to go for a VIP ticket or Hamper package, you can get additional access to cheese, cold meats and salads.

Tickets start at $27 with more details about stalls and what’s available on the website.

Leeton Art Deco Festival | Leeton | 12 July – 14 July

Leeton Art Deco Festival is returning this July for everyone to enjoy! Films, musicals, culture and crime stories that focus on the 1920’s and 1930’s time period will be on display for three days only.

The festival will take place around the Western Riverina, Roxy Theatre and Art Deco buildings. Head to their website for the full program and to get tickets at a range of prices, some of them free!

Alpaca Magic | Sutton | Every weekend

For those of you who have always wanted to see an alpaca or foal, head on over to Alpaca Magic in Sutton! At just under three hours away from Sydney by car, there are also workshops and classes available.

Head over to the website for more details and prices varying on the activity.

Page published: 01 July 2019, 14:00